On this day, October 22nd, in 1979, Mickey Mouse welcomed the 100-millionth visitor, 8-year-old Kurt Miller from Kingsville, MD, to Walt Disney World in Florida. Miller received a lifetime pass from Mickey and the Walt Disney World Vice President, Bob Allen.
The Walt Disney World Resort is the world’s most visited entertainment resort located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The resort includes four theme parks, two water parks, and 23 on-site themed resort hotels, a campground, two spas/physical fitness centers, five golf courses, and other recreational venues and entertainment. The resort, then containing only the Magic Kingdom theme park, opened on October 1, 1971 and has only grown since then. Some of these additions include Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.